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  1. “For a time I felt like the unhappiest guy in the world, using all sorts of drugs to cope with the simple reality I had yet to find: That everyone hurts. Everyone is dealing with something. Yes, it took a show on HBO to teach me that. It was Garry Shandling’s show.”

    Death
  2. Depression Comix

    Illustrator Clay Jonathan explores the daily struggles of living with mental illness through his drawings at Depression Comix.

    Comics
    Jonathan Clay Depression Comix
  3. 34 Reasons to Stop Writing Forever

    Author Nathaniel Tower just turned 34 — which is the perfect moment for any non-bestselling writer to enumerate their (hilarious) shortcomings and spectacular failures.

    Authors
  4. Tabula Candida: Doodles of a Distracted Historian

    The world’s most erudite stick figures skewer culture, academia, philosophy, history, and more in these doodles from a history teacher.

    Academia
  5. Dear Ovaries: Thanks, But Your Work Here Is Done

    Toddler Mama is pregnant for the second time — so her brain decided to write an open letter to her ovaries, with choice words for the former’s zeal. The message: “your services will no longer be needed.”

    Humor
  6. Can Comedy Be Comfortable? One Question, Seven Humorists

    Seven humorists weigh in on a single question: can comedy be comfortable?

    Humor
    Photo by This Year's Love, (CC BY-SA 2.0).
  7. Go Fug Yourself

    From celebrity fashion disasters to close readings of award-show politics, Jessica Morgan and Heather Cocks have perfected the art of smart and snarky red carpet commentary.

    Fashion
  8. Humbled: You Keep Using That Word

    “For the love of Merriam-Webster, don’t hide your happiness behind a thin veil of humility.” Blogger Lily Zacharias in a fun post about the rampant abuse and overuse of the word “humbled” in our social media feeds.

    Humor
  9. Looking Bad is the New Looking Good

    What’s up with making glamorous models look miserable, hostile, and greasy? ML Philpott at I Miss You When I Blink envisions the creative meetings for fashion ads.

    Fashion
  10. When To Hug Someone: Life’s Greatest Mystery

    “Despite thousands of years of struggling with hug protocol, scientists have yet to unlock its deepest most powerful mysteries.” Matt Posky at You Monsters Are People discusses the art of hugging — with comics included.

    Comics
  11. Complete Taxonomy of Engagement Photo Poses

    “I can confidently categorize all of the most clichéd kinds of pre-wedding portraits.” The blogger at The Marrying Kind compiles a hilarious photo album of couple and engagement snapshots.

    Humor
  12. Great Mistakes in English Medieval Architecture

    Uhh, we don’t need a vaulting shaft there

    Oh, whoops

    Yeah

    I’ll just, like, cover it up with some leaves, no one will notice

    Good job

    Architecture
  13. A Narcissist Writes Letters, To Himself

    “Recently, I’ve made the decision to stop hating myself so much,” writes Eric Wong. “However, like trying to quit smoking cigarettes, self-loathing and self-pity are addictive.” On this blog to practice self-love, you’ll find poems, humor, and more.

    Humor
    pen-notes
  14. An Unhelpful Guide to Wagner’s Ring

    In case you can’t spare 18 hours to listen to Wagner’s Ring Cycle, Jonathan Healey (hilariously) summarizes all you need to know about these long, helmet-filled operas.

    Humor
  15. I Am Begging My Mother Not To Read This Blog

    Katherine Fritz is in her twenties. She lives in Philadelphia. She writes this blog, and she really hopes her mom doesn’t read it. (But if she did, she’d find a sharp wit and astute cultural critic.)

    Commentary